Gendered Constructions of Leadership in Danish Job Advertisements

Inger Askehave, Karen Korning Zethsen

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12 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Volume21
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)531-445
ISSN0968-6673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

Ever thought that leadership jobs are gender-biased? Well, you were right!
This paper examines the gender imbalance at management level. This is done by investigating the language of 39 Danish top executive job advertisements. By this, the goal is to understand which leadership identities are projected as desirable or necessary.
The paper reveals that all the job advertisements are gender-biased! Furthermore, most traits described in the advertisements are associated with traditional or stereotypical masculine attributes.

Published: 2014

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Gender imbalance
  • Leadership
  • Job advertisements

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Gendered Constructions of Leadership in Danish Job Advertisements. / Askehave, Inger; Zethsen, Karen Korning.

In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 21, No. 6, 11.2014, p. 531-445.

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